6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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The unit can be taken by a maximum of 45 students (due to limited facilities and method of teaching). In Prato / Malaysia, the unit can be taken by a maximum of 45 students.
- Term 2 2018 (On-campus)
For Prato Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu/current-students/study-opportunities/overseas-study/prato/units/index.html
Topics include: common law - civil law: elementary comparisons; classification of legal systems; historical origins of the civil law; legal education and legal profession; constitutions; judicial organisation; sources of law; judicial methodology; civil procedure.
Students who successfully complete this unit should:
- apply knowledge and understanding of comparative continental European legal systems with creativity and initiative to new situations for further learning;
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to comparative continental European legal systems;
- conduct research in comparative continental European legal systems based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
- use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to comparative continental European legal systems.
Attendance requirement: Students who fail to attend at least 80% of the classes in this unit (ie who miss 3 or more classes) will receive a result of 0 N for the unit. Students who are unable to meet this requirement due to severe illness or other exceptional circumstances must make an application for in-semester special consideration with supporting documentation.
Assessed essay (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%
Students are required to attend 36 hours of seminars and undertake 108 hours of private study over the duration of the course, including reading, class preparation, assignment preparation, and revision.